Who Won This Shootout: A Pro with an Entry-Level DSLR or an Amateur Using High-End Gear? (VIDEO)

To explore the old adage that great photography isn’t just about the gear, the folks at Mango Street put together this interesting and amusing challenge between a pro using an entry-level Canon Rebel T3i with a kit lens and an amateur armed with Canon’s high-end 5D Mark IV and pro-quality 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens.

So who got the best shots? We’ll let you be the judge. Suffice to say that the amateur turned out to be a pretty decent photographer, while the pro is, well, a pro. It’s also worth noting that the controlled indoor situation may have leveled things out a bit.

Before watching the video take a guess as to which photographer took the images you see here. We’ve cropped the photos to eliminate identifying captions.

You can read our review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR here, and our review of the premium Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens here. There are more interesting videos to watch on the Mango Street YouTube channel.